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Carstensz Pyramid Team Last Chance Finally to Basecamp!

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Carstensz Pyramid Team Last Chance in Timika

Hello Everyone, Another pretty decent day here in Timika despite hearing the news of no flights again today into Basecamp. Not much we can do but stay positive for another try tomorrow morning. It will be our 7th and last … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Team Remains Very Patient!

Hello Everyone, Well, we are still in Timika with another day down of what has now become routine! The spirits are high though and today ended up being another fun day even though we didn’t fly to Basecamp. We headed … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Team in Timika

Hello Everyone! We started another groundhogs day today by again heading to the airport early in the morning and waiting for the clouds to clear in the mountains before getting the “no go” decision again for our fourth day:-). Luckily … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Team Patiently Waiting for Weather Window

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Carstensz Pyramid Team Third Time’s The Charm

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Carstensz Pyramid Cell Service Update

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Carstensz Pyramid 2018 Expedition Underway!

Hello Everyone, Our first team on Carstensz Pyramid of 2018 are all safely in Bali and ready to head to Timika in West Papua! Today we did a gear check and orientation of the climb, relaxed in the afternoon and … Continue reading

Carstensz Pyramid Expedition Complete!

Faithful readers, the 2017 Alpine Ascents International Carstensz Pyramid Expedition is complete, and all climbers have returned to Bali with the experience of having stood successfully on the highest peak in Oceania.  For some it was four days of waiting and for some 6 just to make it to the Yellow Valley Basecamp.  Some had […]

Rain Keeps Team in Yellow Valley Another Day

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  • Diabetes in the Wild

    Submission By Morgan McGonagle I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 12 years old. As a very active and independent 12-year-old, this was not a convenient diagnosis. I wanted to be outside as much as possible at the time and was planning to attend a summer camp where I would be away […]

  • Training for Mountaineering Webinar with Steve House

    Alpine Ascents International hosted Steve House, founder of Uphill Athlete and author of the training bible for mountaineers and trail runners, Training for the Uphill Athlete, for a free webinar on February 20th. Steve covered the training approach that he used in his own career as a professional climber which he now uses to help […]

  • Self Love and Wilderness

    Submission by Avalon Qian. “Tag responsibly, keep the West wild.” I pause mid-mindless-instagram scroll. This is not the first time I have seen this sentiment in an instagram post or an article about leaving no trace: “Tag responsibly.” “Keep the West wild.” What does this tag mean? I understand the fear that wild places may […]

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